Had Ocean Been My Confidant —————————–By: Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Had ocean been my confidant

I’d have given it

All of my truths for safekeeping

Tales i would have written

Of seashells picking girls on beaches

Whose golden bodies were

Like isles of dreamland

But whose fates were

Like lines drawn in sand.

Had ocean been my confidant

I’d have given it

All my loneliness

I’d have walked with the wind

Clasping its finger in my fist

On distant paths

From whence no one comes back!

Had ocean been my confidant

I’d have given it all my depths

Stepping into its limitless

Blue bosom

I’d have made earth into my bark

Sky into my sails

I’d have made the woeful moment

Of this sea voyage

A connecting link between you and me.

Had ocean been my confidant!

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Photograph & cover design: Sofia Kashif

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